The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

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  • Time: 138 min
  • Genre: Action | Sci-Fi
  • Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

Storyline:

In this second adventure, Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until Zion falls under siege to the Machine Army. Only a matter of hours separates the last human enclave on Earth from 250,000 Sentinels programmed to destroy mankind. But the citizens of Zion, emboldened by Morpheus conviction that the One will fulfill the Oracles Prophecy and end the war with the Machines, rest all manner of hope and expectation on Neo, who finds himself stalled by disturbing visions as he searches for a course of action.

One review

  • At the end of ‘The Matrix’ it looked as if Neo had done what needed to be done and saved the world; however the film was very successful so a sequel became inevitable. Set six months after the first film Neo is troubled by repeated dreams about Trinity dying and we learn that Morpheus is not the leader of the resistance but just part of it and those above him don’t have the faith in the prophecies that he does. When the machines are detected heading towards Zion all ships are ordered to defend the city; Morpheus however argues that he must return to the Matrix with Neo as only he can save Zion. To do that he must find the Source of the Matrix… of course to do that he will have to find a succession of people and the three of them will have to confront more enemies than they have ever fought before.

    When I first watched this I was somewhat confused and disappointed but thankfully I gave it another go and enjoyed it far more. The action sequences are some of the best I’ve seen in any film even if some of them do go on a little too long. The scenes within the Matrix are the most interesting as we learn more about its nature and that of some of the characters within it; unfortunately what happened in Zion was a bit of a disappointment; Morpheus’s speech was a bit overblown and the dance scene seemed out of place when everybody was meant to be preparing for the final battle. The end comes quite suddenly and closes with the words ‘To be concluded’ so make sure you have ‘The Matrix Revolutions’ handy if you want to know how the story ends!

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